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Jul 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
university of maryland. as you said, agriculture is hot. i'm not talking about urban farming. i'm talking about farming as in making your living off the land. >> brandywines, those are 3, these are 2. >> reporter: at the university farmer's market in baltimore, roy is selling tomatoes, squash and green, all vegetables he planted then harvested with his own hands. it's not exactly what he was born to do. he evolved. so i hear you went to yale? >> i did. >> reporter: what did you major in? >> i majored in history, the most useful of all subjects which will lead us into a career in -- anything. >> reporter: farming? >> farming, that's right, that's right. >> reporter: not that he regrets his yale education or the years spent in new york working in investment banking, both vividly taught him that world was not his. but this is. >> like for me, the magic of like seeing a cucumber on a vine was like a circle in my psyche had been connected. here's something that had been in front of me every day in my life growing up, and i never knew where it came from. >> reporter: for him, farming is
CNN
Jul 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
from maryland. dr. nissen, thanks for being with us. >> my pleasure. >> i'm sure you've reader this morning in the "new york times," they're reporting the makers of avandia found their drug to increase heart problems all the way back in 1999, a study conducted then, and they did not submit that data to federal drug regulators as is required by most cases by law. what do you make of allegations that perhaps senior management sought to bury this data because it was unfavorable toward their drug? >> well, comingality the 11th hour here before this advisory committee hearing, this certainly does not help them. there is lots of evidence they've known for a long time that their drug was harmful and sought to downplay it. unfortunately that will play out very badly for them at this hearing. >> so today the fda will decide over this course of two-day hearing avandia's fate. you published a study back in 2007 that started a lot of this, people who took avandia said, according to your research, you say they face 43% higher risk of heart attacks yet the fda kept it on the market. what could ch
CNN
Jul 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
law professor at the university of maryland and a civil rights lawyer. welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> from louisville, kentucky, boyce watkins, founder of yourblackworld.com and a professor at syracuse, university. you say the president has to do more on race. you hear a lot of anger from the african-american community. some might say though he has so much on his plate, oil spill, the struggling economy, two wars. what more do you think the president himself should be doing when it comes to the issue of race relations? >> well, i think the president was hoping -- and i think it is understandable -- that what he does on race would be in his substantive policies, the revitalized civil rights division, what he's trying to do extending unemployment benefits, what he's tried to do in stimulating the economy and so forth and even the real and sincere efforts of the usda to deal with backlogged civil rights claims. so i think the president was hoping that substantive policy would be enough. but the reality is, race happens. it happened last summer with the gates incident. it's happene
CNN
Jul 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
maryland. now it's smaller than delaware. >> but the devastation is enormous. 600 miles of gulf coast shoreline have been stained. $22 billion in potential revenue lost. over 2,600 helpless animals rescued in the face of an oily death. but according to a top coast guard official, the worst may now be behind us. >> i had over 800 skimmers out yesterday and across the entire region they've only recovered one barrel of recoverable oil so the oil really is in its final life cycle, if you will. it is starting to break down quite rapidly. where it will pose each day less and less of a threat to the environment. >> because of what we can't see, it could be months, even years before we know the full extent of the damage that's been done to the gulf of mexico. >> rob marciano is live for us this morning in florida. even though there may not be oil on the surface of the water in such quantity ties as we saw ine past, we find out today the oil does not always leave an obvious stain. >> reporter: that is certainly true. good morning, guys. we're in the height of the tourist season, folks co
CNN
Jul 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
maryland, where there was a heat-related death reported there. the governor urging people toe take whatever steps necessary to stay cool. meanwhile, here in new york city, we checked in with con edison. we had time to spend at their command center and saw the steps they're taking to try to keep the power on. >> reporter: day four of the northeast heat wave brought some lower temperatures but not low enough in boston. >> one thing about people from here, we're not that bunch of wimps, we'll take it. >> reporter: record highs in some cities, including wilmington an philadelphia. the cities pools, filling to capacity. >> it's refreshing, it's cool. and it's keeping us from passing out in the sun. >> reporter: demand for power, a concern-n for new york where con edison has been running the emergency respond center since tuesday. inside the war room, wares departments work together to prevent blackouts. >> as you take a look around the room, you can see the center is broken up in sections. you've got logistics, customer service, gas and steam. we're told the centers will stay open until
CNN
Jul 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
recorded in connecticut, maryland, virginia, and pennsylvania. in fact, in philadelphia 92-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment by a neighbor. she did not have air conditioning and only had a few windows only. >> rob marciano be is tracking the heat wave from the extreme weather center in atlanta in a moment and will let us know what to expect today and for the rest of the week. let's begin with jason carol on the streets of new york where they are feeling the heat. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you were out here yesterday. you know how hot it was. bracing for more heat today. at 6:01 a.m., already 86 degrees. yesterday, john, it was the hottest july 6th ever. 103 degrees here in central park but some good news, relief is on the way. those on the east coast didn't need to see triple digit temperatures to know how hot it was. they felt it. >> i'm melting. >> this is very hot. we're not used to this. >> so hot in new jersey a state of emergency is declared. while in new york city, concern customers will crank up the air in their homes and strain the system. >> i do expe
CNN
Jul 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
nation's capital with all those politicians stationed there. ten miles from rockville, maryland is where this epicenter is. 3.6 magnitude. as far as the depth is concerned, pretty shallow. three miles deep. so it was felt. we have a map that highlights, people that actually reported to the usgs to report the shaking. a little bit of light shaking felt in some spots of d.c. because it was so slal doe. but we don't expect any damage to be reported from this. 3.6 is certainly minor but in this region of the country i would consider it to be major. we'll let you know if there are any aftershocks. we don't expect a 7.0 or 8.0 magnitude aftershock following this one. we'll talk more about this and weather coming up. >> i grew up in gaithersburg, maryland. i don't think we ever felt an earthquake there. >> good old montgomery county. >> i don't ever recall any earthquakes. >> no, absolutely. that area is what i thought to be earthquake proof but evidently not. >>> it's been more than 14 hours since they were finally able to cap the raptured well and prevent the oil from spilling into the gulf.
CNN
Jul 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
street is this 20-mile ring around ft. meade, maryland which is north of washington, d.c. and within that area virtually everybody works for or is connected to the nsa or some other intelligence community, and in street signs that are in the medians of roads, as you drive through it, rather than it being houses for sale, it's cleared job fairs and other kinds of top-secret activities. i mean the people who live there are sort of all aware of the fact that this is a hub of the intelligence establishment, but to the rest of america, places like ft. meade, aurora, colorado, tampa, florida, san antonio, texas, those places might be represented to them as the alamo and yet in reality, they are something completely different when one scratches the surface. >> for the conspiracy theorists, it is a quite interesting read. you talk about what happens to your gps in a car, let's say, when you get close to the nsa, the national security agency. you sort of start getting put in these incorrection directions, a series of u-turns. it is fascinating what you reveal about how little we know about wh
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